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    angelene001 is offline Member
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    Default I'm studying two majors: English and German.

    Is it possible to say:
    I'm studying two majors: English and German.

    Probably it would be better to say:
    I'm a student. My majors are English and German.

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    Default Re: I'm studying two majors: English and German.

    They are both acceptable.

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    Default Re: I'm studying two majors: English and German.

    In the US, you don't "study" a major. You have a major, you study a subject, or you major in a subject. You can also have a "dual major" although I don't think I've heard anyone say they were "dual majoring in subjects X and Y."

    I do understand that this type of vocabulary and usage will vary regionally.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: I'm studying two majors: English and German.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You can also have a "dual major" although I don't think I've heard anyone say they were "dual majoring in subjects X and Y."
    Neither have I. Double major, however, is fairly common. For example: I double majored in philosophy and mathematics.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: I'm studying two majors: English and German.

    You're totally right. I wrote that early before my brain was in gear.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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